Hear Priests’ new song “Good Time Charlie”

Tom Hanks could never.

February 20, 2019
Hear Priests’ new song “Good Time Charlie”

DC punk outfit Priests are gearing up to release their sophomore LP The Seduction of Kansas. It's dropping in April via Sister Polygon, and today, the crew is offering a new cut from the tracklist. "Good Time Charlie" sounds like a spaghetti western in a neon hellscape, in the absolute best way possible. In a press release, Katie Alice Greer expanded on the song's unlikely cinematic origin story.

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"I watched the movie Charlie Wilson’s War and it was so unintentionally funny the way they told this story, like think of the movie Team America, except the filmmakers weren’t joking (at least I don’t think) And then I read in the film’s Wikipedia page: “The film’s happy ending came about because Tom Hanks ‘just can’t deal with this 9/11 thing.’” I don’t know why exactly but this got stuck in my head and made my brain feel like it was exploding. So, with Daniele and GL and Janel Leppin on bass, we made it into a song."

Stream the lyric video below, and peep the dates of Priests' upcoming tour jaunt.

PRIESTS 2019 TOUR DATES:
03/08 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03/09 Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
03/11 03/15 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/17 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
03/18 Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
04/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
04/18 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
04/19 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
04/20 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
04/21 Detroit, MI @ El Club
04/22 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/25 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
04/26 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
04/27 Omaha, NE @ Reverb
04/28 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
04/30 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
05/01 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
05/11 Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/12 Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
05/13 Manchester, UK @ YES (Pink Room)
05/14 Glasgow, UK @ The Hug And Pint
05/15 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
05/16 London, UK @ 100 Club
05/17 Lille, FR @ Aeronef
05/18 Paris, FR @ Supersonic
05/20 Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Witloof Bar)
05/21 Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
05/22 Munich, DE @ Import/Export
05/23 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
05/24 Heidelberg, DE @ Queer Festival (Karlstorbahnhof)
05/25 Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
05/27 Aarhus DK @ Tape
05/28 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
05/29 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/30 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklag (Goldener Salon)
05/31 Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/01 Neustrelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival
06/15 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/16 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
06/17 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
06/18 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
06/20 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
06/21 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
06/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
06/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
06/26 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
06/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
06/29 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
07/01 Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
07/02 Vancouver, BC @ The Bitmore
07/03 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
07/06 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
07/07 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
07/09 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
07/10 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway

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